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Best Man

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Carmel Winters 

  • Setting

    Dublin, 2007

  • Notes

    Best Man was originally commissioned by Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach.

  • Synopsis

    Kay Keane is a careerist estate agent making the most of Ireland's property boom. Her stay-at-home husband, Alan, sells bespoke best-man speeches, but wants to write a novel. The arrival of a Bolivian nanny to help look after the children is meant to allow Alan achieve his goal, but ends up tearing the family apart.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Alan Peter Gowen
Kay Derbhle Crotty
Denis Bryan Murray
Bernadette Una Crawford O'Brien
Marta Kate Stanley Brennan
Claire Roisín O'Neill
Production Team  
Director Michael Barker-Caven
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Producer Eimear O'Herlihy
Producer Rachel Murray
Assistant Costume Designer Katie Crowley
Production Manager Lisa Mahony
Stage Director Donna Leonard
Assistant Stage Manager Stephen Manning
Assistant Stage Manager Josephine Dennehy
Set and Costume Designer Liam Doona
Set Construction Ian Thompson
Scenic Artist Vincent Bell
Music & Sound Designer Vincent Doherty
Music & Sound Designer Ivan Birthistle
Chief LX Kevin Smith
Video Designer Arnim Friess

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Best Man

  • Year

    2013

  • Published By

    Bloomsbury

  • Address

    50 Bedford Square
    London
    WC1B 3DP
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7631 5600

  • Email

    contact@bloomsbury.com

  • ISBN

    978-1-4725-3928-1

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email

    info@theagency.co.uk

  • Website

    www.theagency.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.